The Complete Sourcebook
By (author) John Peacock
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Shoes by John Peacock
Book DescriptionHere, in over 2,000 specially drawn illustrations, is the most comprehensive and detailed history and sourcebook of shoes ever published. John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of footwear for both men and women from earliest times to the present day. Reproduced in meticulous detail and full colour is a host of representative examples of footwear: the simple sandals of ancient Egypt, made from natural fibres and held onto the foot with narrow thongs; the embroidered and bejewelled shoes of the Byzantine empire; the fantastic pike-toed boots newly fashionable in the fourteenth century; the hugely exaggerated platform heels of the sixteenth century; and, eighteenth-century silk slippers; as well as a huge range of contemporary shoes, from brogues and baseball boots, stilettos and winklepickers, to today's fashion footwear in radical materials and experimental styles. Neatly arranged in six chronological sections, the pictures are accompanied by full descriptions, including details of all materials, heel and toe styles, decorations including embroidery and beading, and fastenings including buttons, laces and ribbons. An invaluable reference section includes an at-a-glance time chart showing the development of footwear through the ages, a concise bibliography, and biographies of the worlds leading shoe designers and companies, including Salvatore Ferragamo, Charles Jourdan, Terry de Havilland and Manolo Blahnik.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500512128
(270mm x 250mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A sourcebook for children's costume down the ages, from antiquity to the present day. It presents different eras and styles of childrenswear, including: Ancient Egyptian pleated linen robes; medieval tunics, stockings and fur-trimmed hats; exquisite miniature 17th-century gowns; and, the printed cotton dresses and slippers of the 19th century.
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Author Biography - John Peacock
John Peacock's bestselling publications include complete sourcebooks of: 20th Century Jewelry; 20th Century Fashion; Fashion Accessories; Men's Fashion; and The Chronicle of Western Costume.
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